St. Louis' hometown kid makes good

Native son David Freese earns World Series MVP honors in front of his fans

Updated: October 29, 2011, 3:35 AM ET
By Amy K. Nelson | ESPN.com

ST. LOUIS -- He made his way to see them, to celebrate and share with the fans, the same fan base he once was a part of. As St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese walked down the right-field line at Busch Stadium as a World Series winner, he held the most valuable player trophy in one hand and embraced his hometown people with the other.

It is here, in St. Louis, that Freese and his teammates clawed back to beat the Texas Rangers, 6-2, and win Game 7 on Friday night. Freese, ...

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